Audio Roundup 2017:23

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by Joel Rich

This is a very interesting psychology class covering topics I’ve wondered about for years – Existentialism, Nihilism, and what people without belief find as meaning. I’d love to know what percentage of folks fit into the category of never thinking about it. link

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From a review (WSJ) of a new movie (The Circle) “The Circle” director and screenwriter James Ponsoldt says “If you’re being watched, you’re not really free.”

compare with

“she-ein lecha ben chorin ela mi she-oseik b’talmud Torah, she-kol mi she-oseik b’Torah harei zeh misaleh – there is no free person other than one who is engaged(immersed?) in Torah study because anyone who is engaged in Torah becomes elevated (Avos 6:2).

and, of course,

Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose-Kris Kristofferson

Keep your eye on three things, and you will not come to sin: Know what is above you: An Eye that sees, and an Ear that hears, and all your deeds are written in a book. (avot 2:2)

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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